Attendance for Danish film drops 33% in 2016

2016 has proven to be a disappointing year for Danish films, despite the strong performance of local titles.

Local films reached 2.8 million ticket sales, compared to 4.2 million in 2015, according to preliminary figures from FAFID and the Danish Film Institute. This means the local market share was 21%, down from 30% in 2015.

Despite these low figures, A Conspiracy of Faith by Hans Petter Moland and The Reunion 3 by Birger Larsen performed rather well, getting 704,971 admissions and 538,506 admissions respectively. Thomas Vinterberg’s festival favourite The Commune managed 301,278 admissions.

The best-selling Danish documentary was Who We Were by Sine Skibsholt, with 6,675 admissions.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.